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Written specifically for dental professionals, hygienists, and assistants, this text describes ways to prevent and manage medical emergencies in the dental office. It is the only text specifically designed for medical history review to identify clinical issues for patients with compromised health.
The text format follows the outline of the American Dental Association's medical history form and covers patient assessment skills, general pathophysiology, and medical management of patients with compromised health. Readers will learn techniques for identifying potential emergency risks, clinically relevant treatment plan modifications, and strategies for preventing and managing specific emergencies. Case studies and test questions make the book ideal for both self-study and classroom study.